The Wellness Program is a schoo-wide initiative that fosters a culture of wellness--mental, physical, emotional, social, and spiritual--among all our community members. Its focus lies on the prevention, detection, and intervention by addressing both the culture and training of students and educators to take care of themselves and each other.
Through this program:
- Our students learn how to take care of themselves and others to become agents of change who promote peace by becoming healthier, happier individuals.
- All UWC Costa Rica students have access and receive support from professional counselors on and off-campus when needed.
- Our educators and student leaders receive frequent training on the basics of mental health throughout the year in topics including psychological first aid, intergenerational dialogue and respect, suicide prevention, peer-to-peer learning and more.
- We offer weekly programming to help our students build skills, knowledge, and awareness on consent, assertive and intercultural communication, managing grief, uncertainty, stress, and anxiety, time management, conflict transformation, self-care, and many, many more!